The CD-S300 compact disc player from Yamaha offers high sound quality and easy operation. Along with special Yamaha features such as Pure Direct, Intelligent Digital Servo and iPod® and USB compatibility, the CD-S300 is also MP3/WMA compatible.
sophisticated circuitry and layout
DAC for high conversion precision with low noise
pickup floating mechanism
and WMA compatibility
port on front panel for iPod and other devices
disc playback compatibility
convenient playback functions
Designed to Deliver Enjoyable Sound Quality
Inheriting many of the sound quality features of the
S2000/S1000 Series components, the CD-S300 CD player delivers sound that will
satisfy devoted music fans. In addition to CDs, it also provides high-quality
play of music files stored on digital audio players like iPod® or USB memory
devices via a USB port on the front panel.
The CD-S300 offers Pure Direct, which is the same popular
feature included in Yamaha amplifiers and receivers. By pressing the button on
the front panel or on the remote control, it shuts down the digital audio
output and turns off the display. This achieves the lowest possible noise
interference and, therefore, the highest sound quality of the analog audio
Extremely Sophisticated Circuitry and Layout
Yamaha technicians devoted a great deal of time and effort
to designing the overall interior layout of parts and circuit boards, a factor
that significantly affects sound quality. As a result, the power supplies for
the motor drive, display and USB sections, as well as the digital, and analog
sections are individually isolated, eliminating electromagnetic interference
among them. To achieve ideal weight balance for stable performance, the drive
mechanism is located in the center of the unit.
Short Signal Paths
The highly logical and symmetrical internal layout of parts
and circuit boards are designed to keep the signal paths on each board as short
as possible. This purposeful design also keeps the paths between sections
straight and short, minimizing the chance of signal loss or interference,
something not easy to achieve.
Well-Matched, High-Quality Parts
Each of the individual elements in a CD player influences
the sound quality, which is why Yamaha puts a great deal of effort into the
selection and matching of parts and materials. A high-grade acoustic capacitor,
a new low-noise, high-gain bandwidth op amp and the use of damping material
under the transformer and around the signal cables are just a few examples of
the Yamaha commitment to great sound quality. In short, the CD-S300's internal
sophistication is on a level generally found on much more expensive models.
High-Performance D/A Converter
Utilizing a Burr Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DAC, the
high-performance D/A conversion system takes full advantage of the digital
technology refined by Yamaha over a period of many years, ensuring excellent
conversion precision, S/N ratio and dynamic range.
Laser Pickup Floating Mechanism
The laser pickup is isolated on a floating mechanism so its
delicate operation cannot be affected by vibration.
Intelligent Digital Servo
Conventional tracking servo circuitry cannot completely
overcome errors caused by a warped disc, dust and other defects. This system
uses a dependable DSP (Digital Signal Processor), exclusive for CDs, to monitor
the signal, adjusting pickup tracking and focus, as well as spindle motor
speed, to compensate for any problems.
Enjoy Your MP3 and WMA Music
The USB port on the front panel gives you an easy way to
enjoy high-quality sound from MP3 or WMA digital music files stored on USB
players and memory devices, as well as on memory cards mounted on USB card
readers. You can also play files recorded on CD-R/RW discs.
Enjoy iPod Music at Maximum Quality
Using a USB cable, you can plug your iPod into the USB port to
enjoy your music library via your audio system. The digital signal is sent to
the CD player with no degradation. It is then converted to analog by the
high-performance DAC and transmitted to the amplifier by the high-quality audio
circuitry, allowing you to hear your music at the highest possible quality
level. As iPod or USB audio data input from the USB port can also be output by
digital-out terminals (optical or coaxial), digital signals can be transmitted
“as is” to amps or audio systems with digital inputs.
You can use the remote control to command the play, pause,
skip and forward/ backward functions, and the song, artist and album names will
displayed. Compatible iPods are the iPod classic (including 120GB classic),
iPod nano (2nd Gen., 3rd Gen., 4th Gen.) and iPod touch (1st Gen. and 2nd
Gen.). When the power is on and USB mode is selected, the iPod charges
When connected to the digital input of a recording device,
copying is prohibited due to copy protection and recording cannot be done.
3-Mode CD Text Display
Information about the currently playing CD is shown right on
the CD player’s display. The 3-mode CD Text display shows the CD’s title, the
artist’s name and the title of the track.
It’s extremely easy to program the tracks you want to hear
in any order. You can clear the program at any time with a single touch.
Other Notable Features
• 10-Key direct track and direct access
• Random play
• Repeat play (full/single)
• 3-Mode time display
• 4 Illumination levels
• Last track resume
• Auto ready mode
• Play mode memory
Single Disc CD Player
CD, CD-R/RW (MP3, WMA), USB, iPod
2 ± 0.3 V (1 kHz, 0 dB)
0.003% (1 kHz)
2 Hz-20 kHz
Optical and Coaxial
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17-1/8” x 3-3/8” x 10-1/4”